The Language of Love: all you need to know about Davina McCall's new dating show

Will you be watching the new Channel 4 series?

Move over, Love Island! There's a new dating show in town and we have a feeling it's going to be our next guilty pleasure. 

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The Language of Love, which is set to start on Tuesday 4 January on Channel 4, follows a handful of singletons as they take on what has been dubbed a "bilingual reality dating experiment". Keep reading for everything you need to know....

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WATCH: Will you be tuning into The Language of Love?

What is the premise of The Language of Love?

Quite simply, The Language of Love is an all-new reality dating series that sees a group of Brits and a group of Spaniards pairing up at a dreamy Spanish country estate and attempt to forge a connection despite not speaking each other's language. 

Will the singletons succeed and manage to get past the language barrier?

As host Davina McCall explained to Channel 4: "The idea of the show poses the question is it possible to find love just through body language and instinct and intuition and a vibe off someone."

At the end of the series, the international lovers will face a big dilemma: to call it quits, stay together long distance, or perhaps move to a new country to be with their newfound love.

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Who hosts The Language of Love?

Joining Davina, whose presenting career has spanned more than two decades, on the show is Ricky Merino. While Ricky may be a new face to UK audiences, the Majorca-born actor and singer has been a household name in Spain ever since he appeared on The X-Factor style talent show Operación Triunfo. 

Davina is co-hosting the show alongside Spanish presenter, actor and singer Ricky Merino

Discussing his move into British TV presenting, he said to Channel 4 that he felt "so lucky" for his first time to be next to an icon like Davina, who has likewise gushed: "I love him. When I see pictures on his Instagram of him with other women he's working with, I get a bit jealous."

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Where is The Language of Love set?

The series is sure to inspire some envy from viewers with its gorgeous filming location! The show sees six love-lorn Brits set off to the Spanish region of Andalusia to hole up in a finca with their non-English speaking potential partners. 

Inside the idyllic escape, the newly formed couples from the UK and Spain will take part in a series of challenges and tasks to help them test their connection as well as learn more about each other's countries, cultures, and languages. 

The Language of Love starts on Channel 4 at 10pm on 4 January 2022.

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